Marija Puipaitė shapes Embracing Touch seats with the outline of her legs

It’s also a method of creating shapes using the body,” Puipaitė told Dezeen. The project is intended partly as a commentary on how much of themselves designers leave in the things they design. “I hope people will relate to the idea that there is a lot of personality and intimacy behind every design and art object. “It’s a collection of sculptural seats. She created the third by spinning wool over a medium-density fibreboard (MDF) structure and applying resin at the end. The first seat is formed using birch plywood shaped with Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinery, and the second from plaster, sand and silicone set in a running mould. “These objects could be customised and function as an abstract monument for a certain person in a personal or public space.”
Driven by a desire to experiment with materials and processes, Puipaitė made each design using different material combinations. Other graduate projects on show this year included a range of textiles embedded with mood-altering scents and a chair that turns the human body into a computer mouse. Embracing Touch is a collection of three seats formed around the silhouette of Marija Puipaitė’s legs. Related story: Gigi Barker’s skin-covered seats are infused with bodily scentsThe resulting furniture pieces fit perfectly to her body when seated, whichever direction she is facing.

Updated: 30.11.2014 — 21:24